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From Chiradeep Vittal <Chiradeep.Vit...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
Date Wed, 29 May 2013 17:15:06 GMT
I believe Disney announced that they use Citrix CloudPlatform
 http://s.apache.org/CW4



On 5/20/13 3:31 PM, "Mark Hinkle" <Mark.Hinkle@citrix.com> wrote:

>I compiled a "NASCAR" slide with the companies that have publicly stated
>they are using CloudStack or a CloudStack based product like Citrix Cloud
>Platform (Keep in mind many users are still using a pre-Apache version of
>CloudStack too). I uploaded it to Slideshare for anyone who wants to
>reference those things, though this is not an official Citrix slide and
>obviously not an official CloudStack slide either, just my personal
>observations. 
>
> http://www.slideshare.net/socializedsoftware/cloudstack-users-21545745
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>Regards, 
>
>Mark R. Hinkle
>Senior Director, Open Source Solutions
>Citrix Systems
>e: mark.hinkle@citrix.com
>Twitter: @mrhinkle
>Skype: mrhinkle
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>On 5/20/13 1:01 PM, "Kelly Hair" <kelly.hair@citrix.com> wrote:
>
>>Yes, there are some public Citrix customer use cases/white papers. That's
>>all fair game.
>>
>>
>>Clayton Weise <cweise@iswest.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>Just a suggestion to this; having been part of such an exercise.  What
>>about a jointly published case study with CS/CP customers/users who are
>>willing to share.  Since it involves good press for both companies such a
>>thing is mutually beneficial.
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Mathias Mullins [mailto:mathias.mullins@citrix.com]
>>Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 9:13 AM
>>To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
>>Cc: Peder Ulander
>>Subject: Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
>>
>>Ilya,
>>
>>I think to take that one step further, we do have an official "public"
>>list of customers that have signed off on letting us use their name in
>>marketing, presentations, etcŠ What we probably need to find out is how
>>far can we take that with ACS. Can those names be published at an ACS
>>level as well since the official title of CCP is CloudPlatform powered by
>>Apache CloudStack.
>>
>>I'm copying in Peder Ulander in here to see if maybe he can help with
>>some
>>clarification. If that list can be brought to bear for the good of both
>>Citrix customers using Apache CloudStack technology then maybe there is a
>>win-win without showing any favoritism, more of a use case.
>>
>>Mark / Karen - I know you are both active on this list, if you have any
>>advice that would be helpful too.
>>
>>Thanks
>>Matt Mullins
>>CloudPlatform Implementation Engineer
>>Worldwide Cloud Services ­ Citrix System, Inc.
>>+1 (407) 920-1107 ­ Office/Cell Phone
>>matt.mullins@citrix.com
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>>On 5/18/13 6:04 PM, "Kelly Hair" <kelly.hair@citrix.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Agree with Joe.
>>>
>>>As an account rep @ Citrix developing CloudPlatform for the NE US (PA ->
>>>DE -> ME),  I will do everything I can to ensure we can publish customer
>>>names with their consent.  However, there's a number of enterprises that
>>>will never allow this to occur.  It's just they way their legal
>>>departments work..
>>>
>>>
>>>While it may be frustrating at times, the fact remains that Apache
>>>CloudStack, and commercial variants like Citrix CloudPlatform, is user
>>>driven rather than a marketing focus like other options in the market.
>>>
>>>
>>>I can share that there's 150+ paying CloudPlatform customer.  In 2011,
>>>around 80% of new customers were Service Providers. In 2012, this number
>>>was evenly split between SPs & enterprises.  The enterprise number &
>>>ratio
>>>will grow this year especially in mature markets.  This is not only
>>>because the SP market is saturated but also because enterprises are
>>>investing more in building private clouds. In developing markets, SPs
>>>building clouds are mostly focused on either a CloudStack or OpenStack
>>>based solution.
>>>
>>>Getting back to customers - as you could imagine, we have a slide that
>>>lists ~ 30 customers we can talk about but I would prefer to defer to
>>>some
>>>colleagues inside Citrix to bless the publishing of these names.  A
>>>slide
>>>presented to a prospect is very different than publicly posting :)
>>>
>>>
>>>Best,
>>>Kelly
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>On 5/18/13 3:59 PM, "Joe Brockmeier" <jzb@zonker.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>>On Fri, May 17, 2013, at 03:06 PM, Musayev, Ilya wrote:
>>>>> What is the take on publishing names of CCP customers? I continuously
>>>>> learning about more CloudStack/CloudPlatform customers that are huge
>>>>>in
>>>>> size - but it hurts our marketing strategy as names don't get
>>>>>published.
>>>>>
>>>>> Perhaps I can start un-official CS/CP customer list on personal blogs
>>>>> based on public information (like job descriptions posted online).
>>>>>
>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>>So, unless a company has specifically signed-off on having their name
>>>>published, I think it's probably not a good idea to put it out there
>>>>without their blessing. That can have a backlash.
>>>>
>>>>Having a "NASCAR" page of organizations that do use and are willing to
>>>>talk about their use of CloudStack would be a good thing. I just don't
>>>>want to incur any ill-will on the part of users who don't want to be
>>>>public, for whatever reason.
>>>>
>>>>Best,
>>>>
>>>>jzb
>>>>--
>>>>Joe Brockmeier
>>>>jzb@zonker.net
>>>>Twitter: @jzb
>>>>http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
>>>
>>
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